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Gov. Rockefeller Backs Police

May 22, 1962 - New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller pledged last night his continuing support of measures needed by the police to combat crime. Addressing 600 delegates at the annual dinner of the Police Conference of New York in Monticello, the Governor declared, “The battle against crime requires constant vigilance and fresh effort.” “So long as the hoodlum makes the streets of our cities unsafe,” he said, “so long as the narcotics pusher conducts his evil business, so long as crime syndicates exist, we must strive constantly to improve protection for the people of this state.” The Police Conference of New York has a membership of 50,000 including police personnel in 202 departments.

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